I don't have a start button to click on that computer. There is no task bar, so no start button. One must crl-alt-del for Task Manager to do anything. Then you have to either browse down to the .exe file or enter a command in New Task.
No I did not do a chkdsk /r yet. Been putting that off because sometimes the drive will toast depending on how screwed up things are. chkdsk /f has been run - last login and numerous other times. One must have been set in the registry that I loaded from March 8.
Have not tried to access the OS partition lately with the XP CD, but have had no problems with Linux based programs that I have been using. I do believe that the previous problem was caused from a Knoppix problem. I think that Knoppix did not unmount the drive properly prior to my trying the XP cd. That was quite a long time ago and I have been accessing the "C" drive in many ways since.
I have Astrology software on that computer that has to be activated per computer and paid up the whazoo for it. I hate to admit how much to be honest. Ok, have a good laugh. We all have our "things".
Right now I am still not sure if the problem is RAM, hard drive, motherboard, XP or virus. I keep extensive notes on my computers - updates, problems, etc. That computer was having data scrambling problems here and there prior to the big crash. By here and there I mean every few months or so. I was trying to figure it out but had not gotten to the bottom of it. I had installed 2 more RAM DIMMs some months before - at least 6 months before the big one - don't have the notebook near me right now. One of those not quite broke enough problems.
What info do you want from disk management - doubt if it will run - so I can perhaps figure out another way to get what you want.
Edited by RiverMiss, 16 February 2010 - 10:49 AM.